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Court sends Khadim Rizvi, others to jail on judicial remand

LAHORE: An Anti-Terrorism Court on Tuesday sent chief of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) Khadim Hussain Rizvi and other five accused to jail on judicial remand, ARY News reported.

Six TLP leaders including Rizvi were produced before the ATC Judge Sajjad Ahmed today.

The government counsel pleaded to the court for sending the accused to jail.

The judge sent the six accused to jail on judicial remand.

Stringent security measures were took at the special court on production of the six accused.

The religious group’s workers showered flower petals at Khadim Rizvi and others on their arrival at the court.

Rizvi was taken into ‘protective custody’ by police on Nov 23 last year, from Lahore as law enforcement agencies launched crackdown against workers of his group.

The government figures said, a total of 2,899 people were taken into protective custody from Punjab, 139 from Sindh and 126 from Islamabad during the crackdown.

The law enforcement agencies launched crackdown two days before the TLP announced to resume its protest against the Supreme Court’s verdict acquitting Aasia Bibi, a blasphemy accused.

The workers of of TLP and other religious parties took to the streets and blocked major roads and intersections through sit ins against the apex court verdict in different parts of the country.

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